Federal grants aim to bring oyster farming to state

Delaware Business Daily
By Doug Rainey
October 6, 2014

Representatives from the University of Delaware and the Center for the Inland Bays joined with U.S. Sen. Tom Carper  to announce two federal grants to  further determine the potential  oyster farming in Delaware’s Inland Bays.

“These grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce and USDA Rural Development will look into the business potential for Delaware shellfish aquaculture,” said Carper. “Oyster farming is a win-win for Delaware, since oysters improve water quality and farming will create another local industry that provides jobs. There is good work being done in Delaware by both public and private partners, and these grants will help further that research.”